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We want everyone to travel safely in Chapel Hill. The Police Department and area partners will continue speed enforcement and Watch for Me N.C. initiatives throughout the month of February. These initiatives are an effort to continue to preserve and enhance a safe community in which to travel, whether on two wheels, four wheels, two feet, or other methods.

Watch For Me N.C. is a statewide safety initiative designed to improve relationships on roads between people who drive, people who walk, people who roll and people who bike. People may receive helpful information, warnings, and in some cases, tickets for violations during these initiatives.

The Chapel Hill Police Department is taking additional steps to encourage safety among all travelers of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and throughout the community. You may notice an enhanced police presence along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The Watch For Me N.C. travel-safety initiative scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 27, is being moved from South Columbia Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. You will also notice temporary digital signs along the road to encourage safe-travel behaviors.

Chapel Hill Police Travel-Safety Initiatives

Enhanced Efforts to Improve Safety on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard

Chapel Hill Among Best Cities For Soccer Fans

Post Date:08/06/2015 2:34 PM

The Town of Chapel Hill ranks in the top 20 of’s 2015 Best & Worst Cities for Soccer Fans.

Chapel Hill ranked 18th on a list of 172 cities. WalletHub used measurements such as ‘teams and performance’ and ‘costs and fan engagement’ with 18 weighted metrics to form the list.

UNC-Chapel Hill’s success in the sport likely plays a strong role in the positive ranking for the Town. The Tar Heel women’s soccer team is the winningest program in NCAA history with 22 of the sport’s 36 national championships.  In this year’s Women’s World Cup, in which the U.S. National Team won the gold medal, six former Tar Heels were on the team and brought home their first gold medal.

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